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Friday, February 8th, 2013

IFC Renews 'Comedy Bang Bang' for a 20-Episode Second Season

IFC announced today that it's renewed the sketch comedy/talk show Comedy Bang Bang for a second season, doubling its first season order for a total of 20 episodes this time around. These 20 episodes will air in two chunks of 10, one in third quarter 2013 and the other in fourth quarter 2013. Production on Season 2 is apparently already happening in LA. Hosted by Scott Aukerman, the man behind the podcast and long-running LA live show of the same name, Comedy Bang Bang, debuted on IFC last summer with a 10-episode season that featured big-name guests (Zach Galifianakis, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm) and comedy nerd favorites (Paul F. Tompkins, Chris Parnell, James Adomian) alike. Aukerman's beloved co-host and bandleader Reggie Watts will be back for the new season, as well. Comedy Bang Bang is IFC's only original comedy besides Portlandia to be renewed this past year after Bunk, Onion News Network, and The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret all ended their runs for various reasons. 2013 is a big year for IFC comedy-wise, with the network also planning to debut its animated show Out There and Marc Maron's confusingly-titled series Maron over the next few months.